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3 January 2013

The Powering Agricultural Energy Grand Challenge

The Powering Agricultural Energy Grand Challenge seeks proposals for clean energy technologies projects. We are writing to let you know of this opportunity, and to encourage you to look into it.  

The Challenge is in search of market-driven solutions that can expand farmers’ and farm –related businesses’ access to clean energy solutions for improving irrigation, value-added processing, cold storage, or other on-farm applications. This will enhance the incomes and economic opportunities of the networks of small holder farmers and associated businesses along the agriculture value chain, and help build profitable clean energy companies.

The Grand Challenge Website ( gives more information on this program. All proposals for funding must be submitted through the program’s Online Application Platform. This Platform will be accessible from January 15, 2013 – February 6, 2013.  The application link is

We hope this is of interest to you, or that you might pass this on to colleagues that might want to know about it.

The Grand Challenge Website